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there in a second. hang on to that thought. greg, you and i take care of florida. want to go first? >> greg: i want to talk about pennsylvania. >> eric: hold the thought. >> greg: bill clinton is in philly. did you hear what he said to the crowd there? he said who wants a president who will knowingly and repeatedly tell you something that isn't true? apparently he is running again. who knew it? he's testing the waters. did he do it third term? are we talking about florida? florida is tight. you know what it is? it's getting your blood test results. the action is quick, takes a week to get results and it could be catastrophe. >> bob: taken in the early morning. florida. >> eric: florida -- put the graphic up one more time. understand something about florida. florida is interesting. the panhandle which is an earlier time zone so you have two different time zones in florida. also florida breaks down this way. the southern part of florida is typically a democrat win. from the mid-state down, i-4 corridor that cuts the state in half. south of it, democrats. north of the i-4 corridor is typically republi
at the moment. but i'm not going to be a total waffle guy this evening. i think mitt romney will win florida. if the governor wins ohio as well, he will be the next president of the united states. but that's a big if. president obama seems to have blunted romney's momentum over the weekend. talking points predicted that would happen last week. because of hurricane sandy, and because the national media simply refuses to cover the libyan situation. so while romney had momentum one week ago, the storm stalled it. and that's where we are tonight. both candidates slugging it out, momentum for both somewhat subdued. in just about four hours the good folks in dixville, noch, new hampshire will cast the first ballots. i love the notch. nature at its best up there romney will most likely carry the notch. but new hampshire seems to be leaning obama. if president obama loses the election, it will be because he could not convince americans that his big government philosophy would improve the economy. even though mr. obama had trouble in other areas like libya, it is the economy that has made this electi
and they are behind and they are not catching up at this point. they will be in florida and virginia, two states you would assume by now they would have secured, they assume by now, they would secure, they understand the traditional or the battleground states which we have focused are not working out for them. now they are looking for somewhere desperately looking for somewhere to try and dislodge some electoral votes to win the election. that is not going to happen. >>chris: you bet your mustache on the president we securing person. how secure is your mustache? >>guest: i grant you the mustache will be right where it is today. and where it has been for 40 years so you know how serious a bet that was. >>chris: the key now is town out. the obama campaign has talked for years about how strong your ground game is. in ohio and what the romney camp says is happening in early voting and absentee balloting with the numbers on the screen. it is complicated. i hope you can see the graphic. they say, the romney camp, that 557,000 ohio democrats have voted early or gotten absentee ballot, up 155,000 from four
is from florida and virginia where he is now takes ohio and new hampshire 270 electoral votes. he loses ohio and takes pennsylvania which is more of an uphill he has more than 270 votes. he has ohio, wisconsin you are safe he still won. i think he's very much in this game. i know a lot of my colleagues are saying he's got it won. i think he's on a winning course. i don't know if he has it won. >> the ground team which is where we are. that's the most important foreground games. i had a series of e-mails with ralph read faith and freedom coalition. he told me he had governor palin with a robo call going through 12 million voters. how far is she from getting voters up. he described a major asset evangelical women, tea party voters social conserves and repeats she is a major asset. we have 183,000 live calls in ohio just wednesday. governor scott walker, senator marco rubio that is part of the ground game. tea party, evangelicals, social conservatives. they have tremendous clout with these groups. anecdotal thing on saturday. i am sitting in the basement, they didn't know wasn't i was. i s
. they will be in florida and virginia, two states that you would assume by now, they would have secured. or they assumed by now they would secure. they understand that the traditional or the battleground states on which we have been focusing are not working out for them. we are even or ahead in all of them. now they are looking for somewhere, desperately looking for somewhere to try to dislodge some votes to win the election. i can tell you that's not going to happen. >> chris: you bet your mustache on the president winning pennsylvania. how secure is your mustache today? >> the 96 time we see each other, chris, i guarantee you that mustache will be right where it's today and where it's been 40 years, so you know how serious that bet was. >> chris: the key now is turnout and the obama campaign has talked for years about how strong your ground game is. i want to look at ohio and what the romney camp says is happening in early voting and absentee ballots. let's putting the numbers up on the screen. it's a little complicated. they say, this is the romney camp, says that 557,000 ohio democrats that voted or
everywhere. and so, it may have an impact, for example in the state of florida, 1.6 million veterans and their families and they can have an impact. they can in ohio as well. the latest scandals, as you know, the latest -- one of the latest is that -- there was a gathering in the consulate in benghazi of the security people. they reviewed the fact that al qaeda was in the area in big time, that they were having greater and greater danger and they sent that to the state department. obviously, nothing happened there. we now have the information that the counter-terrorism security group -- that's a group that is supposed to convene when there is an act of terror to coordinate the efforts of all the different agencies of government. you know that they were never convened? they were never convened in this act of terror that took the lives of four brave americans. so, it's getting out there, greta. it's angering our veterans and it's angering our active duty people. i think it can have an impact because we have still got 5 more days. this is a classic scandal where almost every day or ever
had on it. but you what did romney have to do? north carolina, he picks up florida and virginia where he is is right now and takes ohio and new hampshire, 270 electoral votes. if he loses ohio and takes, pennsylvania, which is a little more uphill then he has 270 votes. if he loses ohio and gets colorado and wisconsin, your state, he still won. i think he is very much in this game and i know a lot of my colleagues are saying he has -- i think he is on a winning course. i don't know if he has got it won. >> the ground game is where we are. that is the most important thing, the ground game. i'm trying to snoop around to see who is doing what for ground games. i have ralph reid, faith and freedom coalition. he told me that he had governor sarah palin through a ro robocl that has gone to 12 million voters. i said how important is she to getting voters out. >> he described her as a major asset and she resonates strongly with evangelical women and social conservatives and she is major assets. 180,000 line calls from volunteers. others do robo calls. governor huckabee and marco rubio. that i
campaigned in three key states. today he will be in florida where he will be in a neck and neck race with president obama. he wants leadership and restore faith in the american spirit. >> any one who fears the american dream is fading away. if there is any one who wonders whether better jobs and xhaks are a things of the past i have a clear unequivocal message. with the right leadership america is about to come roar back. >> governor mitt romney giving his closing statements. important states for him he knows that's the state to go on and win the presidency. >> kelly wright in washington. thank you. >> we head to the all important battle ground state of florida. that is where phil keet something -- phil keating is live. >> president obama and governor romney, were they successful in the final pitches to voters? on the american headquarters special they gave their analysis. >> you can see the fatigue in both of their faces, you can hear it in both of their voices. as far as romney is concerned he is trying to go big. you face a good choice you can continue on the path of barack obama,
of the battle ground states. florida still too close to call right now. people voted late in the night and officials still ned to count the absentee ballots. >> steve: hispanics in colorado voted three-one and giving him colorado. he also took the state of iowa 52-46 for romney. >> brian: we thought that was going to be closer. all important state of ohio. this was neck and neck . it was the bellweather. union household incrosed support to the by five points . not a surprise. comny won north carolina which obama took last time around. mitt romney was able to grab. virge rirge and florida isn't in his column. >> gretchen: half of wisconsin voters have a favorable opinion of paul ryan, it was not enough to give romney a win. he lost his home state. >> brian: that was a dominant win in wisconsin. >> steve: despite the push in pennsylvania. voters gave the 20 electoral vote to president obama. >> brian: what happened to dead heat and too close to call. pennsylvania, president obama got out in front and never let go. we have long. john roberts is with mitt romney in headquarters and phil ke
development, most of the country enjoying very good weather, parts of wisconsin, florida, not so much, but, generally, the rule of thumb on this is, if the weather is good, advantage democrats. they are more inclined to go to the polls and less so when the weather is bad. that is the old saying. do you buy that? >>guest: i do, the voter intensity is on romney's side. so, more of the romney supporters are willing to stand in line in bad weather, wisconsin and florida obviously battleground states, so, having good weather across the country is an advantage for obama but having some rain in wisconsin and florida could help romney. they used to rain in florida but that is it. the enthusiasm is on the g.o.p. side. >>neil: you talk about usually voting and versus later voting with better than 30 million americans having already voted and that changes the cram ma. significantly so? do you want to break it down? >>guest: the obama campaign is nervous about the youth vote and excited about president obama in 2008 and less so four years later so they were urging students to vote early before electio
. >> gretchen: sticking to the election now. every hour and rally makes a difference. we have florida kelly wright in washington to lookk at the closing pitches. >> good morning as well. it is the final day before tomorrow, governor mitt romney is giving everything he's got to win the presidency. it is the last full day of campaigning for mitt romney. he will spend the day to urge people to get out and vote. he offers new leadership and faith in the american spirit. >> does anyone fear that the american dream is fading away and wondering if better jobs and paychecks are the thing of a past. i have a clear message. with the right leadership america is about to come roaring back. >> president obama went to colorado where he's in a very close race with governor and he won the state four years ago. >> this is not just a choice between two candidates and two parties, it is a choice of two visions for america. it is a choice between a return for the top down policiless that crashed our policy or the strong growing middle class base policies that are getting us out of a crisis. >> so both presiden
: that is so funny. >> eric: look at this. pennsylvania and florida will be called early. polls will be closing early. if pennsylvania goes long and late be careful, that means romney is eng doing better than obama is doing and maybe it goes to romney. if florida goes late, everyone thinks romney should go early, called early. if florida goes late it goes the other way. >> kimberly: i can see the dana perino eyeballs. >> greg: a little gremlin from the woods. >> kimberly: what are you? >> greg: sprite. spry sprite. dandoor you have anything interesting to say that doesn't include the word "jasper"? >> dana: i do. eric knows numbers but i'm talk about gut and heart. peggy noonan noticed this. the republicans across the country gone from anti-obama to pro-mitt. you don't get the crowd, enthusiasm, the goosebump commercials. i am not deep in the weeding on numbers but i think it's important. one other thing. thing that is impressive about america this time around in the presidential cycle that is negative. we all thought during the primary that mormonism, and romney's religion would be a really bi
in the early votersing states like ohio and florida and like colorado where their they are getting the early vote out there. and two other thing that is the president is trying to d heh enthusiasm. he is not the candidate of change and mitt romney is the cand date of change. the president bushing back and tough on mitt romney and said he is recycling old failed economic policies of the past . that is one way to push back and number two. president said in states like ohio there is progress on the economic front. not enough. there is more ways to go. but here is progress. and the unemployment state wide is 7 percent and that is better than the national rate . if they can win here in ohio and wisconsin where the president will be. he will have a midwestern fire wall to prevent mitt romney from getting 270 electoral votes. sunshine state of florida is a key state with 29 electoral votes and most with all swing state in play it is close. latest numbers are showing in a new poll how tight the race is at the moment with the president slightly ahead. but looking at the clear politics average. goch g
tomorrow, tomorrow and with the help of people in florida that will happen. >> first stop, florida, with shot at the president to shore up lead that dwindled. >> cared more about the liberal agenda than repairing the economy. did obamacare create new jobs? >> no! >> latinos are big in florida. and nationwide romney hoped to poll in 30s. he's been in 20s for months. first of two stops in virginia, lynchburg. >> get everyone we know out to vote tuesday. every voter get out. >> then fairfax to fortify the narrow essential in polls. to continue his potent contrast of the remark by the president when the supporters booed the mere mention of romney. >> no, no, no. don't boo. vote. vote. voting is the best revenge. >> president obama asked the supports to vote for revenge. >> i ask the american people to vote for love of country. >> then romney who taped a halftime message for tonight's monday night football game moved to ohio. romney couldn't win without the buckeye state but it's tougher. he added two election day sto stops. one in ohio and the other in pittsburgh. kid rock headlined a
. >> appreciate all the work you are doing. >> then back to boston to await returns with often eye on florida, ohio and virginia, team romney expects as they go, so will the nation. for months despite record spending, record campaign activity, record advertising, neither candidate really been able to break away from the other. tonight in boston there is optimism. hope, anxiousness. preparation for what could be a very late night that could spill in tomorrow or beyond. megyn, bret? >> thank you. >> bret: now to chief white house correspondent ed henry in chicago. sned >> good evening, bret. last night, the obama camp was predicting a blow-out. we got off the phone with the senior advisors saying they have to admit florida, virginia, and slew of battlegrounds are too close to call. >> president obama tried to displace calm and confidence today -- >> i expect we will have a good night. >> it was clear last night the magnitude of the moment set in. as he waits to find out whether he will secure his place in history as a transformational president or mere one-term wonder. >> he said yes, we can. a
. >> millions of people in florida have already cast their ballots through early voting, but now the u.s. department of justice has -- i should say the justice department has stepped in to monitor the situation in south florida after word of long lines and other problems. we have a live report on that. plus a couple of auto companies that missed. they overstated gas mileage on around a million cars. so what now? they have agreed to pay. the details coming up. om libert. total your car, and we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. learn about it at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility -- what's your policy? >> a classified state department document reveals security was so bad at benghazi, rib libya, officials were talking about suspending operations. it was less than a month that killed the ambassador and three other americans. katheryn has been on the story from the beginning. she's in d.c. tonight. you've seen this document, right? >> i have, shepard. i reviewed the secret cable that reads hike a cry for help. it told washington the consulate could n
to succeed. >> after new hampshire, the president headed to florida and later this evening in the important swing state of ohio and time for a quick stop in colorado scheduled to speak at late night complain event there. governor romney began in des moines, iowa where he told voters, it's time to change the course of our nation. >> we're only two days away from a very different path, from a fresh start. two days away from a new beginning. beginning. >> and after iowa governor romney's team headed to cleveland. he just spoke at a rally there in pennsylvania as you heard and later tonight scheduled for a campaign event in virginia. a state with 13 crucial electoral votes. we have team coverage tonight. ed henry in cincinnati covering president obama first to carl cameron live in pa with a romney camp with the event just wrapping up. this is his first visit in a long time to pennsylvania and you wonder what the real strategy is here? >> it is, shep. weeks and weeks since he's been here and if it were only for this one event, then it might be a bit of a reach for mitt romney to expect to win a
enough votes in florida, virginia, and ohio to carry things over-the-top. they were talking with their get out the vote people, who said they were getting them out to the polls and we think we can carry this off. and suddenly puff. it has to be a bitter disappointment after six long years, the hours put in and the money spent. he dead his best not to show that in his concession speech as he appealed to his supporters to embrace the very best of america. >> we look to our parents, in the final analysis everything depends on the success of our homes. we look to job creators of all kinds, we are counting on you to invest, to hire, to step forward. and we look to democrats and republicans in government at all levels to put the people before the politics. >> reporter: it is unclear at this point whether or not governor romney will remain a leader in the republican party. the president says that he will invite him down to the white house to talk about the issues. either way, though it would appear that governor romney is likely to be the last of his generation to run for the presi
in the battle ground state of florida, but not before many counties saw a record, gigantic lines. and phil keating joins us from tampa, and the numbers. it was crazy yesterday, phil. >> absolutely, reportedly six hour waits at certain locations in miami-dade county outside of the precinct on friday, three and a half hours all day long to stand in line, shuffle forward and finally cost their ballot. the numbers are big despite the fact in 2008 there was early voting on this sunday before election day, this year, there is not. and that's been a point of convention, democrats and democrat leaning groups have called that voting suppression engineered by the republican dominated legislature and governor's office in the state of florida. however, despite those cries, the numbers have been as good as they were back in 2008. take a look at numbers right now. nearly 4 million, this is through friday, nearly 4 million floridians voted early, by early voting or absentee ballot. and the way it breaks down, the most early voters stand in line and cast their ballot, 45% of those people are registered de
at 206 though that number could change because the results from the battlegrounds of florida not yet in. you need 270 to win and the president crossed that magic number around what time? bill: 11:17 p.m. martha: he says the best is yet to come in his administration and he's willing to work with americans to solve america's problems. >> despite all the frustrations of washington, i have never been more hopeful about our future, i have never been more hopeful about america and i ask you to sustain that hope. i believe we can keep the promise of our founder. if you are willing to work hard be it doesn't matter where you come from, where you work or how love or what you look like. it doesn't matter whether you are able, disabled, gator straight, you can make it here in america if you are willing to try. bill require want to start with byron york. byron, good morning to you. in boston we find you there. let's go through this. how did the president's team put together this winning coalition. >> he reassembled the coalition he had in 2008. did extremely well with the groups i had done well wit
of time zones. on the eastern time zone with polls closing teen 7:00 and 8:30 in florida, the romney campaign think those safe. virginia a toss up. ohio, the crucial battleground state, both put more money and time in ohio than any state. romney campaign believes they have a shot in pennsylvania. romney and ryan are going to pittsburgh as we speak and to new hampshire, all the polls will close, first, and you can see each of them a key battleground state. and the question of the possibility of what happens later in the evening. romney campaign has set aside the emphasize on iowa and nevada where the president had a bit of an edge in the polls. they are particularly focused on colorado. romney campaign thinks colorado could be the opportunity west of the mississippi to pick up a key battleground state mountain time and late because of how close it is. historically, neither candidate has been able to break out of the polls longer than any time in the history of modern campaign, this is the closest we have seen. the amount of money is exceeding anything anyone imagined and a doesn't pos
. how many stops did you have? >> we did about 20. we did ohio and florida and we just finished in pennsylvania. >> you had five stops? >> norm coleman and i did all of them together. we had john voigt with us today in pennsylvania. and i was very encouraged by pennsylvania. i campaigned there a lot. i was, i was there in '04 when we came two points away from taking it. i was very encouraged by pennsylvania. i think there's a tremendous amount of activity there. the party is really energized. every group that we met with the crowds are really enthusiastic. they feel like they are relevant all of a sudden, all the talk about ohio, all the talk about florida, all of a sudden they are relevant. i think the party people, i think we have the enthusiasm factor on our side so we can pull it out. >> i have gotten the internals, i have seen them. right now it's tied. you saw the crowd last night. very interesting as we come down to the wire remember one thing i think most people will acknowledge, charles krauthammer said this and others, romney had all the momentum coming out of the deba
day. that is live event, orlando, florida. governor romney set to take the stage after connie mack finishes. jeb bush, the former governor behind him. mack running for the senate position against bill nelson in that state as governor romney and president obama make one final appeal to voters. it has come down to this. good morning, everybody. i'm bill homer. live in "america's newsroom.". martha: i'm martha that mccallum. candidates are crisscrossing the states and getting every bit of energy and looking to some person's eyes who may change their mind after they do this. look at that map. governor romney makes five stops in four states. president obama holds four rallies in three states. as they try to get the surrogates everywhere they can to try to make it happen. >> we've journeyed far and wide in this great campaign for america's future and now we're almost home. one final push will get us there. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. but if you haven't, there's still time. bill: some of those events happened after midnight late last night. chief political correspondent carl c
battleground states of ohio, florida, virginia and pennsylvania reports that long lines already today. president obama and mitt romney await their fate from you. it is november 6, finally. martha: good morning, i'm martha maccallum. you have got these nominees getting ready for a long day of hoping and waiting. a lot of nerves frayed. governor romney plans to do a little bit more campaigning. but before heading out the governor voting in his home state of massachusetts. the romney team is headed for three pivotal swing states. as kevin madden said this morning, if you know this guy as he does, he won't spend the day waiting around. he and paul ryan will make an 11th hour appeal to voters. bill: paul ryan meets him in pittsburgh before leading to richmond, virginia. wendall goler is live in chicago where president obama will await election results. john, yesterday was not the last day of campaigning. how did this decision to campaign today come about for governor romney? >> reporter: it's not over until it's over. we talked to campaign advisers who said they are sitting on the tarmac i
in florida where he made gains in the polls, and tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. tomorrow we begin a better tomorrow. this nation is going to change for the better. tomorrow. your work is making a difference, the people of the world are watching the people of america are watching. we can begin a bitter tomorrow. >>shepard: he will head to ohio where the buckeye state will likely decide the race. it could happen earlier in the night. now, fox has confirmed governor romney is planning to campaign in ohio tomorrow as voters are already casting votes. never heard of that. we have team fox coverage. and wendell is in fairfax, virginia, this afternoon and carl cameron has a digital breakup on the bus. the plan to go to ohio he has been trailing in the polls, all of the palms, what do we make of this? >>carl: it is a clear sign that mitt romney knows winning victory is at hand but he needs to grab harder. he is not just going to ohio tomorrow but he is going to go to pittsburgh, pennsylvania. in ohio he knows that president obama has closed the gap in ohio and what was at one point appearing to be
at those numbers florida, obama, 50 percent romney 49. to virginia swing state 51 percent romney 48 percent. >> colorado, obama taking 51 percent to romney's 47. >> to iowa where obama garnered 52 percent of the vote. romney 46 percent. >> ohio perhaps the most pivotal state of all. >> north carolina my home state obama 48 percent. romney winning this one with 51 percent. president obama 52. >> on to pennsylvania president obama 52 percent romney 47. we have team coverage of all of these election results and more. we have more on the president's victory. >> we also have heather nauert with a look at the exit polls and ainsley earhardt breaking down the balance of power in congress. we start with kelly wright. >> heather, patti ann good morning to you. after his election victory president obama is sounding a con sill tory tone. he has learned from those who supported him as well as those who opposed him. because of that he will return to washington more hardened and with more resolve. the president and his family greeted supporters who gathered in chicago to celebrate his victory. people fro
now, believe me. now, all right, dr. sabato picked 48 out of 50. he got florida wrong and virginia wrong. in both florida and virginia, it was the hispanic vote, scott, that put the president over the top. correct? >> correct. and that is, again, the story of the election. those people hot obama campaign knew they could get out to vote. >> bill: let's keep it on hispanics for the moment. >> the hispanic voters they identified not just hispanics in general but hispanics who were going to be supportive of the president and they got them to vote in bigger numbers. >> bill: okay. but in florida, in virginia, and colorado and in nevada, four swing states, it was the hispanic americans who gave the plurality. >> they pushed him over the top. >> bill: to president obama. >> that's correct. >> bill: that's four states, four big ones. >> it does reflect something that the republicans need to address going forward. >> bill: romney made a huge mistake in the primary when he said, doctor, that people here ill illegally should self-deport. the reason it was a mistake is because it wasn't really
begin a better tomorrow tomorrow. with the help of the people in florida that's exactly what is going to happen. >> it's the moment of truth, election day. in florida a record setting information of people flock to the voteling. we are live from a polling station at the university of central florida. hi, ray. >> that's right. all eyes will be here in central florida. a whole bunch of people are expected to come out here in the ucs arena. the long lines and people that came out to vote there are longer lines today. the poerls opened in florida about two hours from now. we know with this particular polling spot there were a lot of problems during the 2008 presidential election. the county didn't have enough staff members and extra polling staff had to be brought here to accommodate the massive crowds. we understand students waited as long as 5 and a half hours in order to cast their ballots. of course florida is important. president obama was supposed to speak here at the campus to rally democratic supporters but had to cancel that event because of hurricane sandy. but we know a lot of
healthcare to learn about medicare plans that may be right for you. call now. jenna: we've talked a lot about florida, also pennsylvania, but florida this campaign season. the electoral votes in florida at 29, more than any other battleground state, which is one of the reasons we've talked so often with steve voscay, the tallahassee bureau chief of the ""tampa bay times"." you've covered elections in your day, what strikes you about this one. >> it's back to the ground game and a high turn out for both candidates, both romney and obama, the rain has moved through here. the weather is improving. this could be the first election in florida where we break the 9 million vote barrier. there's never been 9 million or more people vote in anee collection and the secretary of state here this morning predicted a record turn out because more than 4.5 million people have already voted. jenna: wow. >> about hatch the votes are in the bag so to speak. jenna: 9 million passing that mark would be significant, because we're talking so much about voter turn out. to you, what are you watching the rest of the day as to
and a lot more. and these lines, folks lining up for early voting in florida. some waiting for four hours to vote. so far more than 25 million americans cast ballots in 34 states and we're with louisiana residential governor bobby jindal shall the storm after the storm. jack welch on the d.c. storm. and charlie rangel on the government's stormy response to sandy and how it reverberates. and first the very latest what's going on. forget the dollars, it's sandy thing is turning dire, very dire, over 100 dead now with the count expected to go higher as rescue workers finally reach the flooded homes and no less than michael bloomberg predicting more bodies will be found. and president obama fema headquarters this morning, holding a conference call with the governors of new york, new jersey, and connecticut. and it's that '70s show in the garden state all over again. new jersey governor chris christie ordering odd-even rationing to ease the incredibly long lines. and odd numbers on the license plates, odd days and even numbers on the plates, in some 12 counties and governor mitt romney wrappin
the election. 303 for obama and 206 for romney and that doesn't include florida which is likely to go for the president. what happened between the final polls and election day. here is polster frank lunz. it is a tough week for the polsters and people supporting mitt romney. a lot of people believed hoe had the edge and momentum? >> it should be a tough week. the published polls that the mitt romney campaign and republican establishment were trashing day after day turned out to be accurate and all of the polls for the republican establishment, i know house candidates who lost were shocked. senate republicans supposed to gain and they lost and before you criticize the romney campaign. mitt romney ran ahead of everyone of those republicans that lost. it is it a bad for establishment polster and something they should be held accountable for. you have to tell your clients the truth and be accurate and miss so many states and be off. your fox viewers should be outraged. day in and out they were told romney would win. hope hoe and pennsylvania and was never up. iowa and new hampshire state
think that may affect voting, at least in a state like florida where they have 1.6 million veterans. they are auroused and angry in a way i have not seen before. >> that's interesting. so where are we in the presidential race? this time four years ago you were running a little bit behind barack obama, but, you know, it was still a horse race. what's the difference between now and then? >> i think the biggest now is that the president did not have a record in 2008 to defend. and it still leads he to believe the small number of undecides, which will probably make-or-break this election will probably swing to mitt romney when they go into the ballot booth. history shows that undecides generally break for the challenger in close races because they know the incumbent so well. >> i do think this weekend there is going to be a pro obama cycle by the mainstream media based on the economy. that's going to be interesting to watch. >> i think that, and this four days for him doing his duties as president of this tragedy of the storm, sandy. and i appreciate the president's work there, but i al
will start the morning in florida, campaign in ohio, virginia and wrap up in new hampshire. mr. obama has an advantage in new hampshire and no one knows how it will end tuesday night. >> thank you. >> president obama's campaign is focusing on voter turnout and heavily relying on a familiar face to bring back memories of better days, ed henry joins us live from cincinnati. ed? >> good morning, megan. call it the bubba bailout, president clinton in a final frenetic push. >> right down to fleetwood mac's anthem that bill clinton rode to the white house twice, president obama is cribbing from the play book. >> everybody is playing by the same rules, that's why you believe, you elected bill clinton in '92 and you elected me. >> a mad presidential dash as he went to battle ground from frigid new hampshire, stevie wonder and florida with singer pit bull. the obama camp is confident its ground game will carry the day, in private they're edgy about the battle grounds being so tight they're pushing back on mitt romney's of change. >> we know what change is, and what governor romney is offering ain'
fighting for florida electoral votes it will be close. in 2008 president obama beat mccain. but it shows mitt romney is slightly ahead there. >> poll precinct workers are showing up first voters will line up. we are on the west side of the critical i-4 corridor. and the south florida miami-dade and brower tend to vote for democratic nominee and northern and panhandle a lock for the republican. and that's why the swing corridor is so critical. four years ago obama won boy 7 points and before that bush bet kerry by 7 points and there is a lot of enthusiasm and competition between mitt romney and president obama. early lines of and days of voters in broward and palm beach county and yesterday, another 45,000 early votes state wide and select counties allowed in person absentee ballot and technically and legally it was set to end 7:00 p.m. democrats filed suit and tried to extend the hours and governor scott never agreed to that and those were not extended. here are the early look. floridians. four and half million floridians have already voted in the presidential election . there is roughly
before congress to discuss the attack. >>shepard: a top florida republican says the election was a disaster. congresswoman is not talking about the democrat winning but the thousands of votes that are still waiting to be counseled. florida is the only state that hasn't reported a winner in the presidential race and we are approaching 44 hours sin the last of the polls closed. it doesn't matter in the long haul or in the big picture, president obama won without the sunshine state. still, tell years after the election mess held up the entire election a lot of folks there are asking, how could the same thing happen again? well, it is not a secret. phil keating is in south florida. we know what happened. phil: a last things all combining but first the big news, miami dade county has completed counting the votes, and miami dade is no longer counting. but broward and palm beach it will counting as we speak. also jumping out, the honkest ballots taking voters 30 minutes to an hour to fill it out and then a strong voter turn out leading to the long lines plus the absentee ballots ten
, and florida. steve brown is live in mansfield, ohio, peter doocy live in fairfax, virginia, and steve harrigan, tampa, florida. and steve brown in ohio, a state that many say is a must-win for either candidate. steve. >> reporter: hey there, uma, yeah, basically two, you can break ohio down into two contests, a contest that's leading up to election day and that's the early vote and there's the contest that goes on on election day and the regular voting and the early vote is the contest that's going on right now. and we're in the final hour of early voting here on saturday, it ran into 8 until 2, or runs from 8 until 2 here, and this is a very important portion of the equation, for the obama campaign. they have really made this a center piece of their particular strategy and had a lot of help in the persons of travelling here to the state of ohio, to help them get that vote out, to try and gin up the excitement, if you will, a little bit about getting those votes done early. richard trumka, the president of the afl-cio was speaking at an event in columbus today, talking about the importance of
in some of the battleground states that could decide it all. governor romney headed to florida, virginia, new hampshire, and ohio. in fact, he and president obama are both in columbus right now. the president also visiting wisconsin and iowa today. bruce springsteen is along for the ride on the president's plane and warming up the crowds for the commander and chief. president obama is asking his supporters don't give up on me now. but governor romney says the president has not delivered the change he promised. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. tomorrow we begin a better tomorrow. this nation is going to begin to change for the better tomorrow. your work is making a difference. the people of the world are watching. the people of america are watching. we can begin a better tomorrow tomorrow and with the help of the people in florida, that's exactly what's going to happen. >> governor romney is a very talented salesman. and in this campaign he has tried as hard as he can to repackage the same old bad ideas and make them out to be new ideas. and try to convince you that he is all about ch
electoral votes. governor romney with 206 we're still waiting for results in florida. luckily this time it doesn't matter. the president won the popular vet. the congress is still split with speaker boehner controlling the house. majority leader harry reid running the senate. ed henry covers the white house for us. what do we know about how the president celebrated? >> well, shep, can i tell new talking to his senior aides they are elated about the electoral college and they feel that the president does have a mandate now to move forward. he was sort of keeping a profile. he was in chicago, he and his family got together to come back here to washington. just arrived at the white house a few moments ago. all smiles, of course. he also made a quick stop at his campaign office today to thank supporters and staffers and whatnot. they realize they can't spend so too much time celebrating. his aides say they have to get to work. that's what the president talked about last night in terms of a second term agenda. take a listen. >> i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of
that marco rubio had this plan of his own. governor romney had been campaigning in florida with marco rubio and was asked do you agree with what senator rubio was saying on immigration and he hesitated. he said i have got to think about it. i have to wonder if that wasn't a moment that might have changed the course of a lot of things. >> it could be. i think one of the realities here and mary catherine was touching on this. i think you will see core constituencies rush to people like marco rubio and say tell us how you would do this. i think it raises rubio's stature within the party. you have to look at the business community and people in the high-tech sector and wall street who want immigration reform to get the best brains into the country and are willing to make concessions if you tell them we can get the best people here. >> the system is a mess and horribly complex just as most things in the federal government. but this is not some sort of quick fix where you say you are for this and it involves the problems. it's policy were the on issues barack obama would have paid a price or brag
? >> look at ohio, he's up six. virginia, up 21. florida, romney is up five. elections are won in the middle. barak obama had the same type of edge that romney can boast that he has now. remember, obama went on to win 54 to 44 john mccain. look, i think that's the most troubling number and i would point out by these new fox polls as well, it shows it's not just independents that the president is losing. he's actually down nine points among white men. six points among women. and four points among that critical youth vote that propelled him to the white house. all around every demographic, the president's underperforming and especially in that early voting. he has a 1-point -- 14-point deficit to what the president had before. these are all indicators that this election could go in romney's favor. >> gretchen: that's the demographics. let's talk about the issues with regard to the latest polls. who do you trust to handle the economy? juan, on these four fronts, it looks like romney is edging president obama, in some cases big margin, specifically on the economy, 52 to 43 p. are you surprised
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